The “I Just Whispered Your Name” crooner is on the cover of the 2014 Men’s Issue for Boston Common and in his interview he shares his view on the wannabe pop stars of today.
“They have a lot of talent, no education. I see it with almost everybody that comes to audition. Most of them have no idea what they’re doing. If I can bring anything to Idol, hopefully it will be an awareness that education and craft are only going to enhance your musical experience and you as a person.”
Connick also explains what it was like as a 14-year-old studying with the legendary Ellis Marsalis- “When you’re up against that kind of scrutiny, you can’t get away with anything.